Reflective practice is one of the reasons I’ve made my switch to librarianship. I have worked in technology for a very long time, but in capacities which haven’t really encouraged reflective practice. Technology moves so quickly that many feel there really isn’t time for reflective practice–“be nimble, be quick” is seen to conflict with this. There’s so much involved in bringing the bits to each user that time spent in other ways seems wasteful and unprofitable. Even in situations where technology is the tool but not the goal I’ve found this to be true.
Librarianship is, for me, the way to bring these tools and services to members.
It’s nice to know I’ve come to the right place.
I don’t have a clever wrap-up for this so I’ll link in this video to Broccoli kitten … he appeared on Animal Planet tonight, so he’s a star and I can’t do better than that right now.